In October 2008 I visited all thirteen Utah temples. It was then that almost all of the photographs were taken that appear in this series of posts. To download a photograph click on the image to obtain the full resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels with a file size of 3 to 4Mb.
Manti Utah Temple Facts
Announced: 25 June 1875
Site: 27 acres.
Exterior finish: Fine-textured, cream-colored oolite limestone obtained from quarries in the hill upon which it is built.
Temple design: The castellated style reflecting influence of Gothic Revival, French Renaissance Revival, French Second Empire and colonial architecture.
Rooms: Baptistry, celestial room, four endowment rooms, eight sealing rooms, four floors including basement.
Total floor area: 74,792 square feet.
Dimensions: 178 feet by 224 feet; 86 feet high. The east tower is 179 feet high; the west tower is 169 feet high; the building at ground level is 60 feet above highway below.
Groundbreaking, site dedication: 25 April 1877, by President Brigham Young.
Dedication: 17 May 1888, privately by President Wilford Woodruff of the Quorum of the Twelve. 21-23 May 1888, publicly by Elder Lorenzo Snow who read the prayer. Rededicated 14-16 June 1985, by President Gordon B. Hinckley.
Manti Utah Temple Impressions
I have been to the temple grounds before for the Manti Miracle Pageant but this was my first time inside.
This is an awesome temple. Every room is big. The celestial room is the largest of all the Utah temples. This is a real pioneer structure with ornate ceilings and wooden bench seating. A temple worker showed us the sealing rooms. Very beautiful. There is a spiral staircase that goes to the top of the tower. This is a temple built on hill. Walking around the grounds meant some steep climbs to get some great photographs. If I were to choose two Utah temples to visit, other than the Salt Lake temple, it would be the Vernal and Manti temples.
Other Utah Temples
Bountiful Utah Temple
Draper Utah Temple
Jordan River Utah Temple
Logan Utah Temple
Monticello Utah Temple
Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple
Ogden Utah Temple
Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple
Provo Utah Temple
Saint George Utah Temple
Salt Lake Utah Temple
Vernal Utah Temple